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  1. Consulta sobre el marco legal relacionado con educación de la sexualidad y otras acciones de seguimiento a la declaración "Prevenir con Educación"

    Los días 28 y 29 de Enero de 2010, cuarenta y un representantes de organismos internacionales, de instancias gubernamentales (legisladores, Ministerios de Educación y Salud, entre otros) y organizaciones de la sociedad civil de distintos países latinoamericanos, fueron convocados en la Ciudad de México para celebrar la Consulta sobre el marco legal relacionado con la educación de la sexualidad y seguimiento a la Declaración “Prevenir con Educación.”, con el fin de presentar insumos de investigaciones de diversos expertos, consultores en la materia y lineamientos precisos para elaborar planes d …

  2. Sexuality education in South Africa: Three essential questions

    Sex education is the cornerstone on which most HIV/AIDS prevention programmes rest and since the adoption of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), has become a compulsory part of the South African school curriculum through the Life Orientation learning area. However, while much focus has been on providing young people with accurate and frank information about safe sex, this paper questions whether school based programmes sufficiently support the needs of young people. …

  3. Sexuality education in Australian secondary schools 2010. Results of the 1st national survey of Australian secondary teachers of sexuality education

    The 1st National Survey of Secondary Teachers of Sexuality Education involved nearly 300 secondary school teachers from every jurisdiction in Australia including government, Catholic and independent schools. The key findings are arranged under the themes of teaching workforce, the content of sexuality education, barriers and support, teachers’ views and opinions and school policy requirements.

  4. Sexuality education for HIV prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean: a regional diagnosis

    More than 25 years since the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), preventing its transmission continues to be a challenge throughout the world; Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are not an exception. The Government of Mexico has called upon the countries of the region to sign a joint Declaration from the Ministries of Education and Health with the firm commitment to utilize a comprehensive sex education approach as a strategic tool for HIV prevention. …

  5. Review of policies and strategies to implement and scale up sexuality education in Asia and the Pacific

    This review examines the existing frameworks present in the Asia-Pacific region to implement and scale up sexuality education. It includes a systematic review of over 300 national policies, laws, strategic plans on HIV, education, population and reproductive health, and youth in 28 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The review finds that there are still significant gaps across the region in terms of legal and policy frameworks. Of all types of policy documents analysed, education policies and laws were least likely to include content on sexuality education. …

  6. Sex and relationship education: views from teachers, parents and governors

    Almost 1,500 school leaders, school governors and parents of school-aged children were asked for their views on the current provision of SRE and how the topic should be delivered in future. Key findings. There was a very high level of agreement between parents, school leaders and governors about SRE provision. More than nine out of 10 parents, and approximately eight out of 10 school leaders and governors agreed that it was 'very important' for children to receive information on practising safer sex and always using contraception. …

  7. Workshop on "Education Sector Response to HIV, Drugs and Sexuality in Indonesia"

    This document contains the presentations from the Workshop on "Education Sector Response to HIV, Drugs and Sexuality, Jakarta, Indonesia, 3-4 December 2009.

  8. School-Based Sexuality Education: The Issues and Challenges

    This article discusses the controversy and challenges that surrounded providing sex education in the U.S., including the Franklin Country (North Carolina) school board ordering the removal of textbook chapters dealing with sexual behavior, contraception, HIV/AIDs, and STIs from 9th graders health textbooks, and the state requirement to promote abstinence until marriage. It discusses the abstinence only movement and reviews efforts to undermine sexuality education dating back to the 1960s, while also providing the teachers' perspectives and difficulties faced. …

  9. Sex Education and AIDS Education in the Schools: What States and Large School Districts Are Doing

    In the majority of states, sex education is mandatory or strongly recommended in public schools. Forty-eight states and most of the large school districts across the country support sex education, including about STIs and abstinence. Fewer districts and states make education on pregnancy prevention mandatory. Larger school districts cover a broader range of sex-related topics, especially related to preventing pregnancy, than state curricula. Such districts also provide greater support to instructors through curricula provision, training and other activities, than do states. …

  10. Estrategia de educación integral en sexualidad

    La estrategia tiene cuatro líneas de acción con el propósito de incorporar este enfoque integral en todos los niveles del sistema educativo, pero iniciando por la formación y preparación de condiciones a lo interno de la institución : Establecimiento de condiciones político-técnicas para la gestión e implementación de la Estrategia; Incorporación de la Educación Integral de la Sexualidad en el sistema educativo formal, en los niveles primario y medio, incluyendo la formación y profesionalización de docentes; Incorporación de la Educación Integral de la Sexualidad para la educación no formal; A …

  11. HFLE in Caribbean schools: New approaches, prospects and challenges

    This report consists of a presentation of health and family life education (HFLE) policies and programmes in Carribean. The process of upscaling HFLE across the Caribbean has been a complicated one, utilizing diverse resources and requiring significant dialogue, networking and cooperation between numerous stakeholders. …

  12. Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs

    In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, U.S. Congress authorized a scientific evaluation of the Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Program. This report presents final results from a multi-year, experimentally-based impact study conducted as part of this evaluation. It focuses on four selected Title V, Section 510 abstinence education programs: (1) My Choice, My Future! in Powhatan, Virginia; (2) ReCapturing the Vision in Miami, Florida; (3) Families United to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (FUPTP) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and (4) Teens in Control in Clarksdale, Mississippi. …

  13. Fortaleciendo la Educación Sexual a través de la Cooperación Horizontal entre Países Sudamericanos: Proyecto de Armonización de las Políticas Públicas en Educación Sexual y Prevención del VIH-Sida y Drogas en el Ámbito Escolar

    El proyecto "Armonización de las Políticas Públicas en Educación Sexual y Prevención del VIH y Drogas en el Ámbito Escolar" da cuenta de una iniciativa conjunta de cooperación técnica horizontal entre Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay, Perú y Uruguay. Mediante mecanismos de colaboración, intercambio y construcción colectiva, los países involucrados tuvieron como objetivo armonizar las políticas públicas relativas a educación sexual y VIH-SIDA, con la participación de diversos actores del sector público, sociedad civil y agencias de cooperación internacional. …

  14. Document établissant les bases d'une éducation sexuelle à l'école

    Bases pour une harmonisation et un ancrage au niveau national de l'éducation sexuelle à l'école et réflexions sur la formation et la formation continue des enseignants dans les hautes écoles pédagogiques.

  15. Seguimiento del Plan de Educación en Sexualidad y Afectividad dirigido a Jóvenes Secundarios

    El presente documento corresponde al informe final del estudio "Seguimiento del Plan de Educación en Sexualidad y Afectividad dirigido a Jóvenes Secundarios" el cual se llevó a cabo durante el año 2008 por mandato del Ministerio de Planificación a través del Instituto Nacional de la Juventud. El estudio realizado fue de naturaleza cuantitativa y cualitativa y alcanzó un nivel de indagación exploratorio-descriptivo, en base a la utilización de técnicas de recolección de datos masiva, de grupos y de informantes clave. …

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